Mending Broken Families: Social Policies for Divorced Families

Mending Broken Families: Social Policies for Divorced Families

By: Emily M. Douglas (author)Paperback

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Since the 1970s policy-makers and advocates for mothers, fathers, and children have attempted to remedy some of the inherent problems of divorce through public policy. This legislation has taken the form of mandated mediation, legal presumptions for particular custodial arrangements, child support orders, divorce education programs for parents, and parenting plans. Despite this movement, however, there has never been a comprehensive assessment of such policies or their effectiveness. This book provides that evaluation.

About Author

Emily M. Douglas is assistant professor in the Master of Social Work Program at Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts. Her background is in public policy and her work addresses social policies that affect children and families.


Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 1. Introduction Chapter 3 2. Mediation Chapter 4 3. Divorce Education Programs Chapter 5 4. Parenting Plans Chapter 6 5. Joint Custody Chapter 7 6. Declaring a Rebuttable Presumption in Child Custody Statute Chapter 8 7. Emerging Trends: Difficult Cases and Efforts Toward Prevention Chapter 9 8. Conclusions and Recommendations

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742542778
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780742542778
  • weight: 349
  • ISBN10: 0742542777

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